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Oh, rats — there go the snails

Introduced rodents crash a once-thriving population in Hawaii

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3:55pm, August 31, 2009

Rats keep getting into paradise. And when they discover a taste for escargot, it’s an infernal problem for native populations.

At a study site high in the mountains on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, tree snails of the species Partulina redfieldi thrived for 12 years and then declined catastrophically, says zoologist Mic

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